Sources of Contamination
Sources of Contamination
"WHO DONE IT? - DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION SOURCES“
The list of Who's in the “Who done it” drinking water contamination category is a long one. To better understand why this list is so long read about the various types and sources of water pollution below.
SOURCES OF WATER POLLUTION ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES:
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TYPES OF POINT SOURCE POLLUTION:
Chemical and industrial pollution:
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TYPES OF NON-POINT SOURCE POLLUTION:Pesticides
Pesticides are used throughout the world as a means of increasing crop production. They poison and kill insects by the trillions. These same pesticides are, unfortunately, also turning up in our groundwater and becoming part of our diet. Hopefully the effect will be less impressive on us than on the insects.
The pesticides are washed off plants and soil by rain and carried into water systems. Some of these pesticides make their way to our groundwater supplies and from there into our homes.
Chemical fertilizers carry the same risks as the pesticides but are less directly harmful to us. They negatively effect the water sheds which become infested with algae and aquatic plants. The plant proliferate as a direct result of the high nutrient content in the water. Ultimately their death and decay result in water that is diminished in oxygen and devoid of much life. Water contamination is not just an issue for humans. Many types of plants and animals suffer as the result.
The Environmental Defense Fund is an excellent source of information. Read this article to give you a better idea how serious this problem is in the USA -
The EPA has written an article explaining in more detail the damage done to our drinking water supplies by non-point pollution -
WATER CONTAMINATION IS FACT OF LIFE.
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THE WATER YOU DRINK MAY NOT BE AS SAFE AS YOU THINK.
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